Injoo Whang (b.1977, Seoul, Korea) is a painter and multi-media artist. Whang received a BFA in Korean traditional painting from Hong-Ik University in Seoul, Korea, and an MFA from Parsons School of Design, NY. She has been a fellow at Vermont Studio Center, VT with a full fellowship, Constance Saltonstall Foundation, NY, the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, MN, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, NE, and PS 122, NY. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including Queens Museum of Art, NY; LA Artcore, CA, McColl Center for Visual Art, NC; Lee Gallery, Clemson University, SC. Whang currently lives and works in Cherry Hill, NJ.


In my work, I explore the supposed binaries of the individual and the collective, of positive and negative spaces, of full and void, of simplicity and complexity. I imagine their interconnectedness through drawings, paintings, collages and installations using sumi ink and water-based paints on paper. 

My work starts from a single pattern, cut-out paper or mark making that I repetitively accumulate to create a larger whole. When tiny and seemingly insignificant individual pieces are gathered together, they generate a powerful collective body filled with visual illusions. Labor-intensive and meditative processes pay homage to invisible time and labor. 

I take architectural elements and recompose them into geometric, minimal and abstract landscapes. Informed by Korean landscape painting traditions, there is no singular focal point. The viewer is instead invited to roam within the work, which is intended to be a contemplative space containing multiple perspectives.



2004 M.F.A. in Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

2000 B.F.A. in Fine Arts, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea


2012 Repetitive Nature, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ

2012 Squared, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC 

2011 Repetitive Nature, Chashama 217 Gallery, New York, NY

2009 Collective senses, Earlville Opera House Gallery, Earlville, NY

2006 Memories of Reconstruction, T-Space, Seoul, Korea


2023 Dissonance and Harmony, ACC Gallery, Tenafly, NJ 

2023 Again and Again, Park Towne Place Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2022 New Now V, Inliquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2021 Spectrum, Stayhome Gallery, Paris, TN

2020 Contrast, Daall Gallery at Rue Du Bois, Cherry Hill, NJ

2018 Somewhere over the interconnected rainbow, Drawing Room, Jersey City, NJ

2017 Summer Group Show, Art Mora Gallery, Ridgefield Park, NJ 

2017 The Art Project, 160 1st Street Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2016 Seoul_New York Project, Riverside Art Gallery, Hackensack, NJ

2015 The Big Small Show 2015, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ

2015 WOW II, Art Mora Gallery, New York, NY

2014 Confessions, Belskie Museum, Closter, NJ

2014 Wow Art Show, Crossing 360 Gallery, Flushing, NY

2012 The Line,  Reynolds Fine Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

2012 Linear Thinking, Welsh Gallery at Seton Hall Univ., West Orange, NJ

2012 Arc-types and Well-rounded Characters, 371 Studio Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2011 Drawing into Air, Maum Gallery, New York, NY

2011 Serenity, Blank Space Gallery, New York, NY

2010 NYFA Boot Camp Festival, NYFA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Irrelevant: Local Emerging Asian Artists, Arario Gallery New York, NY

2010 Still Present Pasts, Bishop Museum, Hawaii

2009 Generation VI, AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009 In Close Formation, Lee Gallery at Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC

2008 Asian Contemporary Art Fair, Pier 92, New York, NY

2008 Still Present Past, Wing Luke Museum, Seattle, WA

2008 Other, Other, Longwood Arts, Bronx, NY


2011 Vermont Studio Center – Full fellowship, Johnson, VT

2010 NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, New York, NY

2009 PS122 Studio Program, New York, NY

2009 Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY

2008 Urban Artist Initiative, New York, NY

2007 Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studie, Red Wing, MN

2007 Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE

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